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List of Minimum Wage Rates for 2014

Federal and State Minimum Wage Rates for 2014, 2015, 2016

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Updated July 15, 2014: Here is information on the current federal minimum wage and a list of the current minimum wage rates and scheduled increases for each state for 2014 announced, to date.

Federal Minimum Wage

The current federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour, however some states have a higher minimum wage rate. When the state minimum wage rate is higher than the federal rate, workers are paid the higher amount.

Please note that some employees are exempt from minimum wage requirements and others can be paid at a lower rate than minimum wage.

Minimum Wage Rates for 2014 Listed by State

A - G

Alabama: $7.25
Alaska: $7.75
Arizona: $7.90
Arkansas: $7.25
California: $9.00 - effective July 1, 2014 ($10.00 on January 1, 2016)
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Richmond: (increase to $9.60 on January 1 2015, $11.52 in 2016, $12.30 in 2017, and $13 in 2018, with exceptions based on employer)
 - San Diego (increase to $9.75 on January 1, 2015, $10.50, January 1, 2016, $11.50 January 1, 2017)
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San Francisco: $10.74
  - San Jose: $10.15
Colorado: $8.00
Connecticut: $8.70 ($9.15 effective January 1, 2015, $9.60 January 1, 2016, $10.10, January 1, 2017)
Delaware: $7.75 ($8.25 effective June 1, 2015)
District of Columbia: $9.50 - effective July 1, 2014 ($10.50: July 1, 2015, $11.50: July 1, 2016)
Florida: $7.93
Georgia: $7.25

H - M

Hawaii: $7.25 (January 1 increases: 2015:  $7.75, 2016: $8.50 2017: $9.25, 2018: $10.10)
Idaho: $7.25
Illinois: $8.25
Indiana: $7.25
Iowa: $7.25
Kansas: $7.25
Kentucky: $7.25
Louisiana: $7.25
Maine: $7.50
Maryland: $7.25 ($8.00 on January 1, 2015, $8.25 July 1, 2015, $8.75 July 2016, $9.25 July 2017,  $10.10 July 2018)
Massachusetts: $8.00 ($9 per hour on January 1, 2015, $10 on January 1, 2016, $11 on January 1, 2017)
Michigan: $7.40 ($8.15 per hour in August 2014, $8.50 in January 2015, then annual increases to  $9.25 per hour by 2018)
Minnesota: $6.15 ($8.00 in August 2014, $8.50 in August 2015 and $9.50 in August 2016, with exceptions based on worker age and company size)
Missouri: $7.50
Mississippi: $7.25
Montana: $7.90

N - S

Nebraska: $7.25
New Hampshire: $7.25
New Jersey: $8.25
New Mexico: $7.50
 - Albuquerque: $8.60
Nevada: $7.25 for employees who receive qualifying health benefits, $8.25 for employees who do not receive qualifying health benefits.
New York: $8.00 ($8.75 on December 31, 2014, $9.00 on December 31, 2015)
North Carolina: $7.25
North Dakota: $7.25
Ohio: $7.95
Oklahoma: $7.25
Oregon: $9.10
Pennsylvania: $7.25
Puerto Rico: $7.25
Rhode Island: $8.00 ($9.00 effective January 1, 2015)
South Carolina: $7.25
South Dakota: $7.25

T - Z

Tennessee: $7.25
Texas: $7.25
Utah: $7.25
Virginia: $7.25
Vermont: $8.73 ($9.15: 2015, $9.60: 2016, $10: 2017, $10.50: 2018)
Washington: $9.32
- Seattle $9.32 ($10.00 or $11.00: April 1, 2015 to $15 over 7 years, depending on employer size)
West Virginia: $7.25 ($8.00: January 1, 2015, $8.75: January 1, 2016)
Wisconsin: $7.25
Wyoming: $7.25

Related: Minimum Wage Rates for 2015

Read More: Federal and State Minimum Wage | Exceptions to Minimum Wage | Campaigns to Increase Minimum Wage

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